Kolonizácia východného Gemera na valašskom práve vo svetle súčasnej a historickej toponymie
Colonization of the East Gemer Region under Wallachian law in the context of current and historical toponymy
In the article, we focus our attention on the issue of the settlement of the East Gemer Region under Wallachian Law in the 15th to 17th century through the scope of local toponymy. Our goal is to elucidate the ethnic, lingual and economic specificities of this type of settlement in the given area through the use of lingual and extra-lingual characterizations of the local toponyms. The area is made up of six villages in the north part of the Slanská dolina Valley (Rejdová, Vyšná Slaná, Hanková, Vlachovo, Gočovo, Nižná Slaná) and the village of Pača, located northeast of Rožňava. We analyze both current and historical toponymy. Before our analysis, we present a brief overview of the previous research of the issues of the colonization of the Gemer Region under Wallachian Law and a short description of the evolution of this process, as well as its typical characteristics. The conclusions of our research may also be useful as a comparative material used in the research of other Carpathian areas which were marked by colonization under Wallachian Law.